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Giraya
Author Punyakante Wijenaike
ISBN 955610061110
Publisher State Printing Corporation
Pages 137
Size 180x120x8mm
Weight 275
Our Price Rs. 150.00
A Giraya is a familiar object in most Sinhala homes,Fashioned out of brass ,steel, silver or gold it comes in a variety of shapes and sizes according to the status of its owner. Sometimes it comes on a human shape with a woman's face and palms clasped in mute worship. A Giraya could be called upon to play a dual role. Apart from slicing arecanut for a chew of betal, it could, in time of need, turn into a weapon in the hands of an exorcist in black magic rites...



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